Events (26)


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Join Simply Rhino for our Rhino Summer School - where we deliver free Rhino3d training to educators from Schools, Colleges and Universities.

  • Date: 2nd, 3rd & 4th September 2019

  • Location: University of Liverpool, School of Engineering, Brownlow Hill, L69 3BX

  • Details: We are offering the chance to attend a 3-Day, Rhino Level-1 class which takes place at Liverpool University this coming September.

    • This course is suitable for anyone new to Rhino or for those who want a thorough refresher on all the basics and is being delivered by Certified Trainers from McNeel and Simply Rhino.

    • More details on the Rhino Level-1 3-day course can be found here.

    • Course includes an Introduction to Grasshopper

    • There is likely to be an AEC industry focus for this group




Places at Rhino Summer School are limited and are only open to those who fulfill this eligibility criteria:

  • Rhino Summer School is available to Full or Part Time Teachers / Lecturers or Support Staff within Education
  • Please note that Individuals who offer private or commercial training are not eligible

We ask those eligible and who would like to join us to fill in a short application form and pay the £25 + VAT course registration fee:

  1. Please fill in the application form here
  2. Please pay your class registration fee here   

Please ensure you fulfill the RSS eligibility criteria displayed above before applying for a place.


You will be contacted as soon as your application is approved and full course joining details will be sent to you.

Should you be eligible, apply and a place not be available you will recieve a refund of your registration fee.


BIM workflow in Rhino with VisualARQ and Grasshopper


VisualARQ is a Flexible BIM solution powered by McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D.  

These 3-hour workshops will introduce you to the main tools VisualARQ adds to Rhino for developing an architectural project inside Rhino, producing the 2D documentation drawings and delivering a BIM model for other AEC applications...


What will you learn?
  • How to work with parametric architectural objects
  • The Level and Section manager that let you work and organize the model at different levels and sections
  • How to produce 2D drawings from the 3D model
  • How to generate dynamic BIM objects driven by Grasshopper (also known as “VisualARQ Grasshopper styles”) with unlimited options of design
  • How to automate many modelling tasks through the VisualARQ components built for Grasshopper 3D
  • How to add custom data to geometry and list in schedules
  • How to deliver BIM models and collaborate with other tools through the IFC import / export capabilities
Who should attend?
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Engineers
  • Constructors
  • Urban Planners
  • Renderers
  • Architectural Modelers
  • Those wishing to rapidly create technical drawings from their Rhino models
Who is delivering the workshop?

Your trainer is Francesc Salla. Francesc is an architect who graduated at the ETSAV (UPC) in 2008 and joined Asuni in 2010. Francesc is the Product Manager of VisualARQ and Lands Design, the two main products of Asuni.

When? Time? Where? How to book?

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

The 3-hour session will start at 09:30 and finish at 12:30.

The workshop will take place at the Simply Rhino Training Centre in Bethnal Green, London. Directions to the training can be found here.

Please click here to sign-up for the workshop. We’ll email you to confirm your session.



Shape To Fabrication 2018




Shape To Fabrication is our popular biennial two-day AEC focused conference.

Shape to Fabrication looks to cutting-edge technology, innovative construction & applications in architecture, design, engineering & construction. 

2018 will see the 7th iteration of Shape to Fabrication and will feature projects and presentations from leading studios, innovators and makers.

  • Shape to Fabrication takes place on April 24 & 25th 2018
  • Tickets are on sale now - go to to buy yours
  • Announcements on the STF7 line-up are coming soon
  • Ensure you sign-up to the Shape to Fabrication community to be the first to hear



From the STF archives:

Joseph Walsh Studio - Joseph Walsh & Miroslav Hlava

In 2016 Joseph Walsh and Miroslav Hlava presented for us on day two of STF6. The presentation focused on two projects in particular, The Verona Project and Magnus Celesti.

The Verona Project, commissioned for a medieval private chapel near Verona in Italy, focuses on the creation of two sculptural shelves, (each of which are almost 8m long) that will incorporate 14 tall glass oil lamps. 

The title, Magnus Celesti, derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). This series of work presents an opportunity for Joseph Walsh to address the relationship between form and function, as well as the artists' challenge to encourage viewers to see and experience a piece from different perspectives.


Arup - James Griffith

At STF 6 James Griffith of Arup presented “If we could design a million buildings in our sleep…” - Parametric analysis at the cutting edge of glass design. 

Automated manufacturing techniques have driven façade panels to myriad of complex shapes in recent years. This is particularly noticeable in glass, where curved or angular geometries are now commonplace in high profile projects. Such a transition requires engineers to not only have detailed knowledge of structures and materials, but also be able to develop digital tools to rapidly analyse and investigate schemes.

In this presentation, James Griffith explores and demonstrates the benefits of delivering this combination on recent glass projects in Arup. By developing detailed parametric structural analysis tools, rapid input to geometrical and materiality decisions can be provided at early stages of the design and incorporated into a full exploration of design options.


Michal Piasecki

Michal’s 2016 Shape to Fabrication presentation was divided between two of his long-term parametric projects: is a start-up with a mission to digitize the furniture industry. All of Tylko’s pieces are made on-demand with cnc machines. Parametric design with grasshopper is at the very center of the company. It enables data drive feedback and iterating products on a daily basis to optimize for users expectations as well as manufacturing and shipping conditions;

Microlattice series developed for Joris Laarman Studio contains three 3d printed chairs where functional conditions are addressed through parametric cells.



Visit the Shape to Fabrication website for more information on previous STF conferences and to join the STF Community!


Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting

Wednesday 13th December 2017 - London

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  • How to join the meeting: The Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting is free to attend but you must register (see below) for your place as space is limited
  • Date: Wednesday 13th December 2017
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Location: Heatherwick Studio, 356-364 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BH (Map)

Register for your place at the Grasshopper meeting at Heatherwick Studio here.

Presenting at the meeting:

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Heatherwick studio will present two projects covering the topic of designing, making and collaborating through computational tools.

Heatherwick’s Geometry and Computational Design team will go through the computational processes behind design and making in the studio concentrating on two projects, Vessel in New York with a focus on driving the geometry and Al Fayah Park in Abu Dhabi with a focus on Form Finding and working with collaborative tools.



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AKT II have extensive experience in collaborative computational design. They have developed a suite of tools which allows them to react to client changes more efficiently and have a complete control of database tracking, allowing optimisation of structural performance and cost.

AKT II's presentation will explore a series of examples where this new approach was experimented, tested and improved, the Al Fayah Park in collaboration with Heatherwick studio and the 2016 serpentine Pavillion with BIG, and more.

Thanks to Heatherwick Studio for kindly hosting this Grasshopper UK meeting.  

Images courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.


If you are not already a member of the London-UK Grasshopper3d User Group and would like to be then you can sign-up here:
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Make Your Mark 2017


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  • The UK's biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades
  • Get inspired, seek advice from experts and make the most of the networking opportunities
  • Packed programme of talks from leading trade figures alongside live demos and exhibitors

We'll be joining design and manufacturing company Wax-Masters at Make Your Mark.

Visit us, learn about Rhino3d and see the Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D Printer in action.

We'll show you how through CAD design we can help take your design concept though to a finished piece.

See you there!

Find out more about Make Your Mark Event

Book your place at Make Your Mark 2017 


VR for Rhino User Group Meeting

We’re looking to bring together a group interested in meeting in order to network, discuss and explore Virtual Reality solutions for Rhino.  

At each meeting there would be at least one presentation from a customer with experience in this field, all followed by group discussion and informal pleasantries. 

Our first VR for Rhino User Group Meeting date is set for Tuesday 10th October 2017 in London and we hope you can join us.


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The meeting will commence with a presentation from Grimshaw Architects:

Grimshaw has a history of using VR in an architectural setting, including early adoption of the Oculus Rift as a fully dynamic environment, and subsequently Samsung Gear headsets for more static experiences.

Over the past year, we have been increasingly looking at using VR beyond a presentation capacity, and integrating the technology into the design process. To date this has largely been looking at using VR for design reviews through Prospect, with the hope of progressing to a modelling platform via applications such as Mindesk, and eventually developing our own tools to leverage the most from VR.

The presentation will show our experiences and progress using VR and Rhino, from early exploration for presentations to a more established review-oriented workflow.


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Following the presentation from Grimshaw there will be a group discussion on the following topics:

  1. How best can we format these meetings?
  2. Should we invite specific developers or hardware manufacturers along to contribute?  Who would you like to see?
  3. Who would like to present their own VR for Rhino experiences in the future?
  4. Would anyone like to volunteer to act as host for a future meeting?
  5. Shall we continue to the pub? 


We hope to see many of you at this first meeting, please don’t forget to let us know you are coming by registering for your place - see above. This is important and will enable us ensure space for everyone!

Last, but definitely not least... 

Thanks to Softroom for supporting this initiative and hosting this first VR with Rhino UGM 

Photo/Image Credits:
Top Left / Top Right - Courtesy of Mathew Parri Thomas
Bottom Left / Bottom Right - Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects

Decoding Craftsmanship II is organised and hosted by Joseph Walsh Studio.

It is the second event in a series of seminars and workshops that explore how emerging technologies can enable a new form of maker culture.

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  • Decoding Craftsmanship II takes place from the 21-23rd September 2017 at the Joseph Walsh Studios, near Cork, Ireland
  • The event consists of a 2-day Rhino Workshop (21-22nd September) and a 1-day Seminar (23rd September)
  • Rhino trainers Phil Cook and Sean Cowell (Simply Rhino) and Vanessa Steeg (McNeel) will be delivering the 2-day Rhino Workshop - view the Rhino workshop outline
  • The workshop is perfect for designers working in such areas as Furniture design, Product design, Marine design, Jewellery design, Interior design, Sets & Props and Architecture
  • The 1-day seminar that follows the workshops includes the following speakers: Humberto Campana; John Makepeace; Gareth Neal; Chris Lefteri; Hans Günther Schnell; Jorg Berchtold; basket maker Joe Hogan and architects O'Donnell + Tuomey


Joseph Walsh Studio - Decoding Craftsmanship II 


Booking is now available - please visit the Joseph Walsh Studio site for more information and to secure your place on the 2-day Rhino training course, the 1-day Seminar, or both.


Simply Rhino presents the Rhino UK User Group Meeting 2017

  • We're pleased to announce that the Rhino UK User Group Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday June 14th 2017
  • Location: The Crypt On The Green, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA (MAP)
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00 
  • Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitors
  • The event is fully catered with ample breakout times throughout the day
  • We hope you can join us and the wider Rhino community for what is always a sell out day!


The outline agenda for the day is now available    View or Download the Event Agenda Here


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Rhino UK UGM 2017 Event Partners and Exhibitors:

Chaos Group McNeel Formlabs Wacom PNY



Rhino UK UGM Presenters for 2017 include the following:


Harry Ibbs - Zaha Hadid Architects

Harry is the Head of Digital Delivery & Workflow at Zaha Hadid Architects. Harry's presentation is entitled: Rhino Vray Hypothesis workflow. What if?

Harry Ibbs

Arthur Mamou-Mani

Anthony Buckley-Thorp

Arthur Mamou-Mani - Mamou-Mani & Anthony Buckley-Thorp - Flux

Mamou-Mani is collaborating with Flux on an online dashboard created from Grasshopper3D for an exciting new project at ARUP's headquarters. The DNA of Making is a giant cable robot assembling and disassembling several structures over the course of 17 weeks this summer.

Arthur will present the project and show how flux allowed his team to create an online interface for the design.

Anthony will show how to achieve Google-doc like performance from your current Rhino and Grasshopper workflows by sharing real-time geometry and data across devices and time-zones.

Yavor Stoikov - Chaos Group

Yavor Stoikov is a 3D Artist with years of experience in 3D modelling and visualization. Yavor's presentation is 'Parametric, Meet Realism: Real-time rendering for parametric design with V-Ray 3 for Rhino'.

Yavor Stoicov - Chaos Group

Bedir Bekar from Elliott Wood

Ian Shepherd from Elliott Wood

Bedir Bekar & Ian Shepherd - Elliott Wood

Bedir & Ian join us from Elliott Wood, a design led civil and structural engineers. With 20 years of experience and a wide ranging portfolio of projects of differing sizes and diverse sectors, Elliott Wood has a reputation for delivering high quality, award winning, design led structural and civil engineering solutions. 

Bedir is a Senior Structural Engineer and Ian specializes in the design and modelling of traditional and complex geometry building projects. They will present 'Making the Battersea Pump House Pavilion'. 

Bart Radecki - Digits2Widgets

Bart is a CAD Production Manager at Digits2Widgets, an industrial 3D printing, CAD design and 3D scanning bureau in London.

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Carsten Astheimer
Carsten Astheimer - Astheimer

Founder and Creative Director of Astheimer Design, a world class Transportation design consultancy helping to give global clients a competitive advantage through design: including Bentley, JLR, Airstream and Joby Aviation.

Carlos Perez - McNeel

Carlos is in charge of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for the McNeel EMEA region and is the food4rhino product manager.

Carlos Perez - McNeel

Moritz Waldemeyer
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Moritz Waldemeyer is an internationally renowned designer based in London. His work occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design through to fashion and entertainment. Moritz's Presentation is entitled 'Shedding a light on parametric design'

Emma-Kate Matthews

Emma-Kate Matthews is an Architect, Artist, Musician and Composer. In 2012, she founded EKM Works; a creative practice which promotes cross-disciplinary work with a focus in exploring the boundaries of innovative technologies. 

Emma-Kate Matthews

Oliver Salway - Softroom
Oliver Salway - Softroom

Oliver trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and graduated in 1994. Prior to founding Softroom, Oliver worked with Ron Arad Associates, notably on projects for the Tel Aviv Opera House and Belgo restaurants, and in magazine publishing with Condé-Nast and UCL.

Daniel Piker - Kangaroo3d

Kangaroo is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, form-finding, optimization and constraint solving. Daniel, the developer of Kangaroo, will update us on what's new and what's coming for Kangaroo v2.

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Breakout times offer the perfect opportunity to visit our event partners who will be available for conversation and demonstrations. If you’d like to make an appointment to see someone this can also be arranged, just let us know.

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Chaos Group will be on hand to show the latest V-Ray 3 for Rhino on up to date hardware around the room - visit and experience for yourself this major new version of V-Ray for Rhino.


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Flux - Anthony Buckley-Thorp from Flux will be presenting on the day and we would encourage you to catch Anthony outside of his presentation to hear all the latest Flux news…


Formlabs logo

Formlabs will be present to show the brilliant Form 2 3D printer, popular with Product and Industrial Designers, Architects, Jewellers and more.


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PNY and Scan Computers – The very latest Workstations and Graphics Cards from two market leaders.  Come and see / test the most up to date hardware for Rhino / V-Ray etc.


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RhinoCFD - come and meet Andrew Carmichael from Cham, the developers of RhinoCFD, Andrew will be on hand to demonstrate the first Computational Fluid Dynamics plug-in for Rhino for Windows.


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VisualARQ - VisualARQ v2 is coming… soon! Meet its developer Francesc Salla who will be in the room giving demonstrations.


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Wacom is a company driven by a commitment ‘to a creative world’. As a technology leader, Wacom is at the forefront of the global market in intuitive and natural user interface technology. Their innovations are widely used in industries from 3D modelling, architecture, automotive and industrial design, animation and gaming development. Wacom’s patented digital pen technology is also used in smartphones, tablets and digital signature solutions. Please contact Jason Walden on +44 (0) 7867 421831 for more information or come see Jason and all the kit on the day!


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3dRudder - come and meet with the team from 3dRudder and try out the feet-based VR and 3D motion controller that you can use while seated.




Photo highlights from the last Rhino UK UGM - June 2015.







V-Ray 3 for Rhino is here and we're celebrating with a launch party!

V-Ray 3 for Rhino

Join Chaos Group and Simply Rhino to celebrate the much anticipated launch of V-Ray 3 for Rhino

When? Wednesday June 14th 2017
Time? 18:00 - 20:00
Where? The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA (MAP)
What? Meet your fellow V-Ray for Rhino users and the Chaos Group developers to share conversation, drinks and hands-on V-Ray for Rhino demonstrations
How? The V-Ray 3 for Rhino Launch Party is a ticketed event - you can apply for your ticket in the Eventbrite panel below



Please note that tickets for the launch party are limited and it is essential that you have a confirmed ticket to gain entry.

Anyone attending the earlier event on the same day – Rhino UK User Group Meeting – has a guaranteed place at the Launch Party but is still required to register for their ticket here.  


The V-Ray 3 for Rhino Launch Party is brought to you by:

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Join Simply Rhino for our Rhino Summer School - where we deliver free training to educators from Schools, Colleges and Universities.

  • Date: July 27-28th 2017

  • Location: Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Leicestershire

  • Details: We are offering the chance to attend a 2-Day, Rhino Level 1 class which takes place at Loughborough University this coming July.

    • This is a shortened version of the certified Level 1 Introduction to Rhino 5.0 which is normally a 3-day Class.

    • This course is suitable for anyone new to Rhino or for those who want a thorough refresher on all the basics and is being delivered by Certified Trainers from McNeel and Simply Rhino.

    • More details on the Rhino Level 1 3-day course can be found here.



Places at Rhino Summer School are limited and are only open to those who fulfill this eligibility criteria:

  • Rhino Summer School is available to Full or Part Time Teachers / Lecturers or Support Staff within Education
  • Please note that Individuals who offer private or commercial training are not eligible

We ask those eligible and who would like to join us to fill in a short application form and pay the £25 + VAT course registration fee:

  1. Please fill in the application form here
  2. Please pay your class registration fee here                                                                                                            

Please ensure you fulfill the RSS eligibility criteria displayed above before applying for a place.


You will be contacted as soon as your application is approved and full course joining details will be sent to you. Should you be eligible, apply and a place not be available you will recieve a refund of your registration fee.

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